The Saci is a one legged brazilian tramp that roams Brazil’s country side, forever hopping into the sunset. He is arguably the most popular character in Brazilian folklore, mainly due to some racist comics back in the early 1940s. That aside, he is still treasured in brazilian culture and media.
The Saci is a one-legged black youngster with holes in the palms of his hands, who smokes a pipe and wears a magical red cap that enables him to disappear and reappear wherever he wishes (usually in the middle of a dust devil). He is also known to be quite pungent, which is understandable. How would you propose getting into a bath with a uni-leg without killing yourself? You wouldn’t, that’s how. You’d ask lil’ brudder for some tips, then get back to him. Now back to the point… The Saci also has the ability to be invisible, disregarding the glow from his pipe and eyes. The mysterious dust devils are said to be the invisible Saci, pirouetting away into the dirt.
The Saci is the best known prankster in all of Brazil. He never causes much harm or terror with his tricks, mostly just petty thefts and setting the barn animals loose, with the occasional cursing of the chicken eggs, forbidding them to ever hatch. It’s the little things in life that get him by. Though he is known as quite the pesky prankster in most parts of Brazil, and a potentially malicious monster in others, he will nevertheless grant wishes to anyone who manages to trap him or steal his magic cap.